October 7, 2022
UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Last night Upper Freehold Township swore in two new firefighters and re-swore in two firefighters and a Captain. The new firefighters were Anthony Patten and Vincent Vacchiano and two other firefighters who were re-sworn in last night were Blake Nebbia and Nicholas Brown. The captain who was also re-sworn in was Scott Royle.
Awards were also given out during the township meeting last night. Firefighters Blake Nebbia, Anthony Patten, and Matthew Jakob, were given a unit citation for actions taken at a motor vehicle accident on June 10, 2021. The three firefighters pulled the driver out of the vehicle, as the vehicle was on fire. Due to COVID 19 this award was not able to be given until last night. The second award that was handed out was for a CPR save. Firefighters Blake Nebbia, Nicholas Brown, Vincent Vacchiano, Ryan Oppegaard received this award for their actions reviving a person.